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Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
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Artist's rendering of the Wilton Rancheria's resort project in Elk Grove, California. Image by Wilton Rancheria

The Wilton Rancheria is making progress on its proposed casino in northern California.

As part of a memorandum of understanding, the tribe will share about $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove. The agreement is expected to be approved by the city council on Wednesday evening.

The tribe is planning to build a $400 million casino resort on 36 acres in the city. The site is being reviewed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as part of an environmental impact statement.

The tribe was restored to federal recognition in 2009.

Read More on the Story:
Planned casino could mean big money for Elk Grove (Sacramento Business Journal 9/27)
Elk Grove City Council set to vote on $400M casino (KCRA 9/28)
Tribe, Elk Grove reach tentative agreement on $400 million Highway 99 casino (The Sacramento Bee 9/28)
City Council to review casino agreement, Sept. 28 (The Elk Grove Citizen 9/28)
Stand Up For California to BIA - Proposed Elk Grove Casino Site Encumbered, Community Not Properly Notified (The Elk Grove News 9/28)

Federal Register Notices:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California (December 29, 2015)
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California (December 4, 2013)

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